The Solution (song)
|Song by Yes|
|from the album Open Your Eyes|
|Released||November 24, 1997|
|Length||23:47 (5:26+2:00 (silent track)+16:21)|
|Composer(s)||Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Billy Sherwood, Chris Squire, Alan White|
|Open Your Eyes track listing|
"The Solution" is a song by Yes. It appeared as the closing track of the 1997 album Open Your Eyes. The song itself was never played live, but the closing ambient section opened every show of album's tour, followed by "Rhythm of Love". It did not see a single issue.
On the album
The work is the last track on the disc. While the recording's index lasts for 23:47, the song itself is only 5:26. The remainder of the composition is consumed by an atmospheric section consisting of a two-minute break and 16:21 of nature sounds and clippings of vocals from each track. As such, it remains the longest studio track in the Yes catalogue, but not the longest studio recording (the title work from Fly From Here, a series of six songs, took this title in 2011, beating it by 2 seconds), despite being essentially two separate compositions.
Alternate issues of the album
In the live setting
The main song was never played live. The ambiance track found at the end of the song was played as the opening to just short of every show on the Open Your Eyes tour, but nowhere else. The ambiance track serves as the intro to the next song played, "Rhythm of Love."
- Jon Anderson - vocals
- Chris Squire - bass, vocals
- Steve Howe - lead guitars, vocals
- Billy Sherwood - keyboards, guitar, vocals
- Alan White - drums